New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2003

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Elections for the office of New Jersey General Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 3, 2003 and a general election on November 4, 2003. All 80 seats were up for election.[1]

Qualifications

In order to run for the New Jersey General Assembly, a candidate must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Reside for no less than four years in the district the candidate plans to represent.
  • Be 30 years of age or older.
  • Obtain 100 signatures via petition and submit the signatures to the New Jersey Secretary of State[2].
  • Disclose any criminal convictions[3].

Campaign contributions

During the 2003 election, the total contributions to the Assembly candidates was $15,682,188. The top 10 contributors were:[4]

2003 Donors, New Jersey General Assembly
Donor Amount
Hudson County Democratic Organization $566,802
New Jersey New Democratic Assembly Leadership $540,717
Assembly Republican Majority $429,263
New Democratic Assembly Leadership Pac $390,763
Camden County Democratic Cmte $377,229
New Jersey Democratic Party $279,900
New Jersey Education Association $175,132
New Jersey State Laborers $171,767
Medical Society of New Jersey $146,967
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 $125,825

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Jeff Van Drew Approveda
  • Maria LaBoy Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • John C. Gibson Approveda
  • Andrew McCrosson, Jr. Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Van Drew: 25,080 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Maria LaBoy: 19,524
Republican Party John C. Gibson: 24,187 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrew McCrosson, Jr.: 22,927
Independent Mary Snyder: 1,193
Independent Carly Massey: 835
Independent Costantino Rozzo: 768

District 2

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Stephen P. Swift Approveda
  • Ronald Ruff Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Frank Blee Approveda
  • Kirk Conover Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephen P. Swift: 14,277
Democratic Party Alisa Cooper: 13,945
Republican Party Frank Blee: 24,787 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kirk Conover: 23,259 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Meredith Slotoroff: 1,579
Green Party Ray Higbee, Jr.: 1,488
Independent Joseph Hicks: 700

District 3

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • John Burzichelli Approveda
  • Douglas H. Fisher Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Douglas Sorantino Approveda
  • Susan Bestwick Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Douglas H. Fisher: 27,178 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John Burzichelli: 27,110 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Susan Bestwick: 25,056
Republican Party Douglas Sorantino: 24,069
Green Party Peggy Murphy: 1,951
Green Party Charles Woodrow: 1,627

District 4

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Robert Smith Approveda
  • David Mayer Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Stephen Altamuro Approveda
  • Patrick Dougherty Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Smith: 22,256 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party David Mayer: 21,965 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patrick Dougherty: 18,641
Republican Party Stephen Altamuro: 18,636

District 5

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Roberts Approveda
  • Nilsa Cruz-Perez Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Keith Carver Approveda
  • Ella Hilton Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Roberts: 21,608 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Nilsa Cruz-Perez: 20,260 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeffrey Kugler: 12,467
Republican Party Eddie Torres: 12,165

District 6

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Louis Greenwald Approveda
  • Mary Previte Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Mark Otto Approveda
  • Joann Gurenlian Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Louis Greenwald: 27,228 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mary Previte: 26,798 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Otto: 18,421
Republican Party Joann Gurenlian: 18,342
Green Party Kevin Madden: 1,951
Green Party Martin Nolan: 1,778

District 7

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Herb Conaway Approveda
  • Jack Conners Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Theresa Brown Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Herb Conaway: 22,161 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jack Conners: 22,059 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jean Stanfield: 20,600
Republican Party Mike Savala: 19,727

District 8

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Donald Hartman Approveda
  • Kenneth Solarz Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Francis Bodine Approveda
  • Larry Chatzidakis Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald Hartman: 14,191
Democratic Party Kenneth Solarz: 13,316
Republican Party Francis Bodine: 27,513 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Chatzidakis: 26,785 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Dolores Coulter Approveda
  • Peter Terranova Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Christopher J. Connors Approveda
  • Brian Rumpf Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dolores Coulter: 21,282
Democratic Party Peter Terranova: 20,763
Republican Party Christopher Connors: 35,580 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Rumpf: 31,307 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Desmond Abazia Approveda
  • Mark Troncone Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • David Wolfe Approveda
  • Jim Holzapfel Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Desmond Abazia: 15,773
Democratic Party Mark Troncone: 15,418
Republican Party David Wolfe: 28,812 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Holzapfel: 27,509 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Elizabeth Arnone: 2,765

District 11

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • John Loffredo Approveda
  • Chuck Davis Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Steve Corodemus Approveda
  • Sean Kean Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chuck Davis: 13,791
Democratic Party John Loffredo: 13,205
Republican Party Steve Corodemus: 23,599 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sean Kean: 22,480 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Lynn Surgalla: 2,383
Green Party Thomas Auletta: 2,366

District 12

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Panter: 3,490 Approveda
  • Robert Morgan: 3,413 Approveda
  • Amy Mallet: 2,623
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Clare Farragher Approveda
  • Michael Arnone Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Painter: 23,613 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Robert Morgan: 23,240 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Arnone: 21,098
Republican Party Clare Farragher: 20,140

District 13

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas Perry Approveda
  • Leonard Inzerillo Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Samuel Thompson Approveda
  • Joe Azzolina Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leonard Inzerillo: 19,881
Democratic Party Thomas Perry: 19,178
Republican Party Samuel Thompson: 20,378 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Azzolina: 20,125 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Mike W. Hall: 2,002
Green Party Jaime Donnelly: 1,896

District 14

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Greenstein Approveda
  • Gary Guear, Sr. Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Bill Baroni Approveda
  • Sidna Mitchell Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Greenstein: 24,752 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gary Guear, Sr.: 21,448
Republican Party Bill Baroni: 27,181 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sidna Mitchell: 23,872

District 15

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman Approveda
  • Reed Gusciora Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Donald Addison Approveda
  • Brian McKeon Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bonnie Watson Coleman: 21,550 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Reed Gusciora: 20,639 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian McKeon: 12,239
Republican Party Donald Addison: 11,914
Green Party Jill Penn: 1,504
Green Party Russell Cullen: 1,358

District 16

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Amadeo D'Adamo, Jr. Approveda
  • Robert Mack Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Christopher "Kip" Bateman Approveda
  • Pete Biondi Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Mack: 11,938
Republican Party Pete Biondi: 26,211 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christopher "Kip" Bateman: 25,849 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Jane Hunter: 3,219

District 17

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph V. Egan Approveda
  • Upendra Chivukula Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Catherine Barrier Approveda
  • Scott Johnkins Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph V. Egan: 16,143 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Upendra Chivukula: 15,956 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Catherine Barrier: 10,988
Republican Party Scott Johnkins: 10,206
Green Party Josephine Giaimo: 1,388
Green Party David Hochfelder: 1,298

District 18

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Peter Barnes, Jr. Approveda
  • Patrick Diegnan, Jr. Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Robert Thuring Approveda
  • Jasal Amin Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Barnes, Jr.: 18,032 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Patrick Diegnan, Jr.: 16,255 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Thuring: 13,994
Republican Party Jasal Amin: 12,636

District 19

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • John Wisniewski: 8,174 Approveda
  • Joseph Vas: 6,026 Approveda
  • Arline Friscia: 5,291
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Jeffrey Pino Approveda
  • Robert Mauro Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Wisniewski: 21,613 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joseph Vas: 18,101 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Arline Friscia: 14,904
Republican Party Jeffrey Pino: 12,312

District 20

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Neil Cohen: 3,914 Approveda
  • Joseph Cryan: 3,548 Approveda
  • Bob Jaspan: 2,457
  • Jim Ford: 2,274
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • A. Tony Monteiro Approveda
  • Aristo Carranza Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Neil Cohen: 12,035 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joseph Cryan: 12,016 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party A. Tony Monteiro: 7,515
Republican Party Aristo Carranza: 6,821

District 21

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Ellen Steinberg: 3,397 Approveda
  • Norman Albert: 2,324 Approveda
  • Melanie Selk: 1,999
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Eric Munoz: 5,633 Approveda
  • Jon Bramnick: 5,176 Approveda
  • Betty La Rosa: 2,206
  • Helen Ryan: 1,905
  • James Barry, Jr.: 1,321

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ellen Steinberg: 19,602
Democratic Party Norman Albert: 16,087
Republican Party Eric Munoz: 27,626 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jon Bramnick: 26,714 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party George DeCarlo: 1,045
Green Party Ryan Reyes: 987
Independent The Unemployed Party Joshua Jacobs: 464

District 22

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Jerry Green Approveda
  • Linda Stender Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • George Gore Approveda
  • Kevin Retcho Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Stender: 17,236 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jerry Green: 16,322 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin Retcho: 12,126
Republican Party George Gore: 11,962
Green Party Rosalie Donatelli: 1,183
Green Party Harold Relkin: 885

District 23

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Brian D. Smith Approveda
  • Cynthia Ege Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Michael Doherty: 11,495 Approveda
  • Connie Myers: 10,830 Approveda
  • Chuck Haytaian: 5,289

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian D. Smith: 17,100
Democratic Party Cynthia Ege: 15,658
Republican Party Connie Myers: 26,122 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Doherty: 25,554 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas Boyle Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Guy Gregg: 10,735 Approveda
  • Alison Littell McHose: 8,286 Approveda
  • David Mortimer: 6,078
  • George Matreyek: 4,606

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Boyle: 11,658
Republican Party Guy Gregg: 24,472 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Alison Littell McHose: 23,103 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas Zelante Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Rick Merkt: 6,677 Approveda
  • Michael P. Carroll: 6,096 Approveda
  • Douglas Cabana: 4,173
  • Peter O'Hagan: 3,493

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Zelante: 16,094
Republican Party Michael P. Carroll: 23,841 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick Merkt: 23,525 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Laurie Fierro Approveda
  • Patrick Caserta Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Alex DeCroce Approveda
  • Joe Pennacchio Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alex DeCroce: 20,882 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joe Pennachio: 20,609 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Laurie Fierro: 11,467
Republican Party Patrick Caserta: 10,972

District 27

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • John McKeon Approveda
  • Mims Hackett, Jr. Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Tod Theise Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John McKeon: 16,621 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mims Hackett, Jr.: 15,751 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tod Theise: 9,207
Republican Party Patience Elliot: 8,864
Libertarian Party Jany Sabins: 631

District 28

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Donald Tucker Approveda
  • Craig A. Stanley Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Nicholas DeAngelis Approveda
  • Barbara Dennis Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald Tucker: 9,730 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Craig Stanley: 9,415 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barbara Dennis: 3,480
Republican Party Nicholas DeAngelis: 3,385

District 29

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • William Payne: 8,813 Approveda
  • Wilfredo Carabello: 8,464 Approveda
  • Joanne Miller: 1,260
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Elaine Guarino Approveda
  • Miguel Negron Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Payne: 8,621 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Wilfredo Caraballo: 8,179 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Miguel Negron: 1,700
Republican Party Elaine Guarino: 1,657

District 30

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Joseph Grisanti Approveda
  • Mitchel Dolobowsky Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Ronald Dancer: 3,066 Approveda
  • Joseph Malone: 3,043 Approveda
  • Jerry Rovner: 476

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph Grisanti: 14,347
Democratic Party Mitchel Dolobowsky: 13,031
Republican Party Joseph Malone: 25,497 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ronald Dancer: 24,355 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Anthony Chiappone: 11,054 Approveda
  • Louis Manzo: 10,997 Approveda
  • Joseph Doria: 10,516
  • Elba Perez-Cinciarelli: 9,607
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Donna Marie James Approveda
  • Stephen Schulz Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Louis Manzo: 15,588 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Anthony Chiappone: 15,268 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donna Marie James: 3,175
Republican Party Stephen Schulz: 2,920
Green Party Pamela Olsen: 1,023
Green Party Jonathan Oriole: 911

District 32

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Joan Quigley Approveda
  • Anthony Impreveduto Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Delia Kelly Approveda
  • Anna Crespo-Hernandez Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony Impreveduto: 17,113 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joan Quigley: 17,064 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Delia KellY: 4,157
Republican Party Anna Crespo-Hernandez: 4,136
Independent Eric Dixon: 883
Independent Eugene McCrohan: 828

District 33

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Brian P. Stack Approveda
  • Albio Sires Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Jose Munoz Approveda
  • Elise DiNardo Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian P. Stack: 21,457 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Albio Sires: 20,580 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jose Munoz: 4,159
Republican Party Elise DiNardo: 4,141
Green Party Maria Rios: 866

District 34

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Sheila Oliver: 6,546 Approveda
  • Peter Eagler: 6,432 Approveda
  • Helyn Baltimore: 5,077
  • J. Howard Solomon: 5,003
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Keith Krebs Approveda
  • Kenneth Kurson Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Eagler: 17,637 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Sheila Oliver: 16,504 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kenneth Kurson: 9,337
Republican Party Keith Krebs: 7,949
Green Party Timothy Gaylord, Jr.: 866
Green Party Thomas Robert Gregg: 864

District 35

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Alfred Steele Approveda
  • Nellie Pou Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Kenneth Del Vecchio, Jr. Approveda
  • Thomas Magura Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alfred Steele: 14,658 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Nellie Pou: 14,299 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kenneth Del Vecchio, Jr.: 8,120
Republican Party Thomas Magura: 7,680

District 36

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Frederick Scalera: 2,071 Approveda
  • Imre Karaszegi, Jr.: 2,067 Approveda
  • David Henry Pinckney: 613
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Paul DiGaetano: 2,150 Approveda
  • Richard DiLascio: 2,067 Approveda
  • Matthew Hamel: 304

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frederick Scalera: 16,244 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Imre Karaszegi, Jr.: 15,386
Republican Party Paul DiGaetano: 17,144 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard DiLascio: 14,942
Independent Real Pro-Choice Geovanni Regalado: 581
Independent Real Pro-Choice John Zazanis: 368
Independent Tax the Rich Crystal Delarosa: 491
Independent Tax the Rich Rafael Sanchez: 474


District 37

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Loretta Weinberg Approveda
  • Gordon M. Johnson Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • John M. Long: 1,291 Approveda
  • Sanford Steinfield: 1,190 Approveda
  • Elaine Kaplan: 1,114
  • Diane Sank: 1,093

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Loretta Weinberg: 23,516 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gordon M. Johnson: 22,492 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John M. Long: 11,778
Republican Party Sanford Steinfeld: 11,690
Green Party Patricia Allessandrini: 1,063
Green Party Ruth Bauer Neustadter: 974

District 38

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Robert M. Gordon Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • Louis Tedesco, Jr.: 3,177 Approveda
  • Ed Trawinski: 3,074 Approveda
  • Patricia Armstrong: 1,623
  • Carol Skiba: 1,602

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert M. Gordon: 21,857 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Joan Voss: 20,580 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Louis Tedesco, Jr.: 17,398
Republican Party Ed Trawinski: 16,983
Green Party Matt Ahearn: 4,357

District 39

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Philip Peredo Approveda
  • John Dean DeRienzo Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • John E. Rooney Approveda
  • Charlotte Vandervalk Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Dean DeRienzo: 16,665
Democratic Party Philip Peredo: 16,652
Republican Party Charlotte Vandervalk: 31,701 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John E. Rooney: 31,173 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary:
  • Michael Bradley Approveda
  • Jane Bidwell Gaunt Approveda
Republican Party June 3 GOP primary:
  • David Russo: 4,768 Approveda
  • Kevin O'Toole: 4,745 Approveda
  • John Ginty: 2,383
  • Lorraine La Never: 2,249

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Bradley: 12,634
Democratic Party Jane Bidwell Gaunt: 12,535
Republican Party David Russo: 23,965 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin O'Toole: 23,865 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Philip Passantino: 1,256

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